Oasis dating line
Things get a little complicated when it comes to contacting someone.
So far Oasis has has a so-called ‘Tokens’ system in place to be used by free members if they want to send messages (or personalised contact requests as they are known on the site) but as we understand from their site they are in the process of removing the token-system as it was overly complicated. You have to pay 100 tokens for personalised contact requests (e.g messages) to change your profile team etc, and it is just too messy and a little annoying.
You can search by location, distance, age range and the results come back in order of their recent activity, profiles also mention when a member was last online which gives you a realistic idea of how busy the site is. Even overlooking them won’t make the profile pages appear very appealing though – they’re pretty basic and bare and not a lot of imagination has gone into the design.
They don’t have any kind of compatibility testing so you won’t get to filter the results in the order of closest matches. We give plus points for the little alert box in the top right that makes a little sound when someone views your profile (although we heard that feature will soon be removed and will be available for paying members only), messages you or comes online – you can change the alert settings so you’re only notified of things you want – it’s a nice feature though that keeps things fun and interesting as you move around the site.
Such companies offer a wide variety of unmoderated matchmaking services, most of which are profile-based.
Online dating services allow users to become "members" by creating a profile and uploading personal information including (but not limited to) age, gender, sexual orientation, location, and appearance.
Some have a broad membership base of diverse users looking for many different types of relationships.
Most services also encourage members to add photos or videos to their profile.
Once a profile has been created, members can view the profiles of other members of the service, using the visible profile information to decide whether or not to initiate contact.
If you want to get rid of the adverts, however – and there are a lot of adverts – you’ll have to pay (going ad-free for 30 days costs £3.49).
Keen to explore Oasis for myself, but with my single days behind me, I roped in my friend Magda.